Taught course

Performance Design

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School · Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

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Entry requirements

Applicants would normally be expected to have an honours degree in a related visual arts subject area such as Fine Art, Sculpture, Architecture, Costume, Illustration, Theatre Studies, or Production Arts. However, applicants with extensive relevant professional experience will also be considered. Applicants would be expected to have entry-level skills and experience relevant to the subject specialisation they are intending to follow.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Performance Design provides specialist vocational training preparing you for a career in designing for the stage and screen.

The course has been revised with the latest industry developments in mind and is taught over one academic year through a combination of project and production work.

You will acquire a broad range of specialist skill sets in both design and making.

Specialisation will enable you to acquire practical knowledge and technical skills from a range of School production staff and/or visiting industry professionals. You will be able to explore unique creative collaboration opportunities within the course and benefit from shared learning, knowledge and skills exchange with other postgraduate and undergraduate creatives.

You will be able to create an impressive professional portfolio of project and realised design work. You will launch your career to a range of industry professionals, one-to-one industry interviews and in a graduate exhibition.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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